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Description - Jim Telfer by Jim Telfer

As a Scotland and British and Irish Lions captain and coach, Telfer has stirred incredible controversy from his native Borders to New Zealand. He has also been the subject of much criticism, but it is now time to set the record straight. What made him lambast New Zealand rugby in the hotbed of Canterbury? Why didn't he select his favourite player of all time for a Lions tour? Which players let him, Scotland and the Lions down? And, in the opinion of one whose playing and coaching career spanned more generations than any other single figure in Scottish rugby, what was the best Scotland team of all-time? Telfer remains the only Scottish player to have faced the three southern hemisphere giants - Australia, New Zealand and South Africa - and never lost. He is the sole link between Scotland's last two Grand Slams and their Five Nations Championship triumph. A quiet Borderer with strong opinions, Telfer has intriguing views on rugby in each of the home nations, the influence of the southern hemisphere, the changing face of players and the rugby media. But this is more than a rugby book. In this candid autobiography, Telfer expresses his sadness at the prospect of life without children

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845960629
ISBN-10: 1845960629
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jim Telfer

Jim Telfer has been a mainstay of Scottish rugby since the early 1960s. In the '90s, he took over as the Scottish Rugby Union's first full-time director of rugby. A third Grand Slam and a Five Nations win book-ended that decade and he retired from the game at the end of 2003. David Ferguson is the chief rugby writer with The Scotsman. He has reported on rugby across Scotland and abroad for the past 16 years, covering several World Cup tournaments and British and Irish Lions tours.